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proper. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor, for the second time in less than three months there's been a deadly mass shooting in southern wisconsin. it happened at a spa in the milwaukee suburb of brookfield. at least four people are dead, including the shooter. an improvised bomb has been discovered on the site. this follows the sikh temple shooting less than 20 miles away in august that took seven lives. here's anna werner. >> reporter: all afternoon police searched for the man who entered the azana spa in brookfield around 11 a.m. and shot 7 women inside then turned the gun on himself. >> i saw a girl coming out from the salon and she was bleeding in the neck. >> reporter: police identified the suspect as 45-year-old radcliffe haughton from the nearby town of brown deer. speaking to cbs news from florida haughton's father said that his son's wife zina worked at the spa and the couple was having problems. he confirmed court records showing haughton's wife took out a restraining order against her husband just two weeks a
bad. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 15, 2012. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. >>> tomorrow marks three weeks before the election and president obama and mitt romney will hold their second debate. romney grabbed the momentum following a strong performance their first go around and now the pressure is on the president to improve his performance. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, and to that end the president will be taking a more aggressive tone this time, we understand, while mitt romney tries to top his last performance. president obama took a brief break from his debate prep to visit a campaign field office in virginia. the president has been holed up at a williamsburg virginia resort studying and this time aides say things will be different. prior to the first debate in denver the president held a campaign rally and took a field trip to hoover dam. when asked how his preparations were coming along. >> it's a drag. they are make being me do my homework. >> reporter: he had a different
libya never came. >> reporter: cbs news has been told that hours into the assault, an unmanned predator drone was sent over the u.s. mission in benghazi. it and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle. a white house official won't detail the president's actions but told us at the start of the attack, military leaders look at available options and the ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than 24 hours, well ahead of timelines laid out in establishes policies. the official went on to add that a small group of reinforcements was sent from tripoli to benghazi, but declined to say how many or what time they arrived. that didn't help ambassador christopher stevens and three others who were killed. military sources tell cbs news that resources at nearby u.s. bases, sigonella, aviano, and souda bay, including planes which can be good to buzz a crowd to disburse it. sisigonella is just one hour flight from libya. the u.s. fell under attack for more than seven hours. gary berntsen said more help should have been sent. he comma
this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. in 24 days, americans will elect a president. according to the latest national gallup poll, mitt romney now leads barack obama by two points, 49 to 47, a statistical dead heat. the state of the race has been shaken up in the last 10 days since the first presidential debate. look at florida, ape crucial state for both men. a poll by two of the state's largest newspapers has governor romney up by seven points, 51 to 44. that's an eight-point swing since september when the president led by one. this creates more pressure for both candidates heading into their second debate on tuesday in new york. let's bring in correspondent nancy cordes with the president in williamsburg, virginia, where he's preparing. nancy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you, jim. and polls taken this week also show governor romney pulling even in colorado and virginia. so the obama campaign has cleared the president's schedule the next three days. he is here doing debate prep, and that's about it, a shift from the way he spent his time
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the price of gas in california set another all-time high overnight. the state average at $4.66 cents a gallon breaking the old record set just yesterday. the national average now a full 85 cents less. with more on why this rise continues and what happens next, here's john blackstone. >> reporter: for california drivers sunday brought yet another jump in gas prices. the statewide average up a nickel overnight to almost $4.66 a gallon. it has happened every day for the past week. >> i can't pay all these big prices. >> reporter: drivers say they've never seen anything like it. and jeffrey spring of aaa says they're right. >> in a week it's gone up about 52 cents that is unprecedented. >> reporter: in parts's due to california's efforts to protect its spectacular natural environment. air pollution regulations require special summer and winter gasoline blends in the state. refineries are making that seasonal switch now. but that reduces supply which was already tight after a fire in augu
our rights. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> axelrod: good evening. i'm jim axelrod. many americans saw gas prices go up a bit this week. californians saw them skyrocket. nationally, the average stand at $3.81 a gallon, up roughly $.supper 2, but in california prices exploded to a record high average of $4.61 a gallon, up d.n.a that's a $.47 in a week and makes it the most expensive gas in the country. as john blackstone reports, this could only happen in california. >> in the golden state, gas gold. the rush is on to fill up at a los angeles-area station where the price is only $4.55 a gallon for regular. that looks reasonable to drivers who say many stations charging $5 a >> $10 in gas isn't even going to give me a quarter of a tank. it's really out of control. >> reporter: aaa reports the average high is $4.61. a record high $4.61, it's well above that in many metropolitan areas and in some stations far above that. >> i got gas yesterday at $4.69 d i got gas yesterday at $4.69, and today i saw this at $5.69. 9.said no, i'm not going to get get f rep
cbs news poll shows mitt romney getting a post-debate bounce in two key states. >>> rescued from the wreckage. two people are pulled to safety in the aftermath of a deadly collapse at a parking garage. >>> diamond drama. post-season baseball heats up with two fantastic finishes. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 11, 2012. good morning, everybody, good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. debates between vice presidential candidates aren't supposed to matter but after president obama's poor debate performance last week, the faceoff between joe biden and paul ryan has turned it into a high stakes affair. in colorado president obama held a slim lead in september now romney has a one-point edge. in wisconsin the president was leading by six points last month, he leads romney by just three points now. in virginia the president continues to hold on to a small lead. tara mergener is in washington following all of this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. boy the pressure sure is on tonight particularly for joe biden who will be trying to gain ground followin
it depends who you ask. instant polls taken right after the debate are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. not surprisingly both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balance and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risk of electing a romney/ryan ticket. the candidatesalso disagreed over foreign policy. congressman ryan pointing to the death of four americans in libya as an indication of weakness abroad while biden said romney's campaign talks first before they know what the facts are. reporting live in danville, i'm randall pinkston. >>> that cbs news poll found the overall impressions of both vice presidential candidate improved after the debate. 55% think biden is somebody they can relate to. 48% think ryan is. both candidates on how uncommitted voters feel about them as being effective president. we break down last night's face off. >> reporter: joe biden came out very aggressive in this debate and maintained that tone throughout. to r
? kelly cobiella files a reporter's notebook. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." i'm margaret brennan. hurricane susan is churning its way up the east coast this evening, headed for landfall in the mid-atlantic region early next week, and a rendezvous with a wintry storm system from the west. here's the latest. sandy has already killed at least 58 people in the caribbean. a state of emergency has now been declared in nine states and the district of columbia. we have a team of correspondents standing by, and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at our miami station wfor. >> reporter: good evening, margaret. not much change on the storm in intensity or the expected track. latest from the national hurricane center puts sandy at 75-mile-per-hour storm, 345 miles south of cape hatteras, north carolina, moving to the northeast at 13. based on that track, the best chance for significant windses, 58 miles per hour or greater, are going to be in the area along the jersey shore, right into the new york city metropolitan area, and when we talk about signifi
cancer, he said. it's another battle i intend to win. sharyl attkisson, cbs news, washington. >> jeff: in pakistan growing demonstrations in support of the 14-year-old girl shot and critically wounded by the taliban. tens of thousands rallied in karachi today for malala yousufzai, shot on her way home from school five days ago. she remains in critical condition tonight but doctors say malala did breathe on her own today when they briefly removed her ventilator. yesterday she moved her limbs. the united arab emirates is sending a plane outfitted as an air ambulance if doctors send her abroad for treatment. >> relations between neighbors turkey and syria are growing more tense tonight with tur cotoday closing its airspace to all syrian aircraft. a human-rights group accuse the assad government of using cluster bombs in its fight against the rebels. those weapons are widely banned around the world because of the danger they pose to civilians. more than 32,000 people have been killed in syria since the revolt against bash ar assad erupted 19 months ago. still ahead on tonight's "cbs eveni
a listen. >> i'm all ears. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver for their very first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the "wall street journal" shows the president with a three-point lead over governor romney, 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of but that's within the margin of error, so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of campaign 2012 correspondents covering the debate, but first, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference.
. mark straussman, cbs news, atlanta. >> jeff: coincidentally on this day in 1947 a 24-year-old american test pilot named chuck yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier in a plane, a bell x-1 experimental. in campaign 2012 to you both president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tuesday's second presidential debate. no fund-raisers, no major appearance, mostly studying. while that takes place republicans continue hammering the president on the administration's handling of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. jan crawford is in washington and has more on that. >> reporter: to say that the stakes are high in tuesday's town hall debate could be an understatement. the president's performance in that first debate was widely criticized. romney surged in the polls and he now holds a slight lead over the president. under pressure to turn it around mr. obama will have to defend his response to last month's attack in bengal-- benghazi which killed four americans including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the administration is under increasing criticism for initially refus
. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 19, 2012. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail today after appearing last night at a catholic fundraiser here in new york. instead of contentious debate the dinner offered for more light hearted salvos. president obama's comments about libya on a comedy show made headlines. tara mergener is in washington for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: it was not all laughs last night but the candidates made that traditional stop along the campaign trail, a chance to score political points with humor for a good cause but today it's back to business. for one night only president obama and mitt romney took a break from the bitter campaign. sort of. >> in the spirit of "sesame street" the president's remarks are brought to by the letter o and the number 16 trillion. broipt men were featured speaker of the al smith dinner, a white tie dinner for catholic charities. >> it's nice to relax and wear what ann and i wear around-the-house. >> reporter: president obama was spoke sec
both hope the debates will help them finally make up their minds. bill whitaker, cbs news, las vegas. >> glor: in afghanistan a fire fight today claimed the lives of two americans, a u.s. service member and civilian contractor. it happened in eastern wardak province. three afghan soldiers also died, and afghan army official calls it a misunderstanding between nato-led forces and afghan soldiers manning a check point. in iraq at least 26 people were killed in a series of coordinated car bomb attacks. nearly 100 others were hurt. no one has claimed responsibility. but one official called it a rallying cry by sunni extremists trying to undermine confidence in the shiite led government. nearly 200 iraqis have died in sectarian violence there this month. in syria a new wave of attacks erupted today as rebels battled government forces once again. aleppo, syria's largest city, has been the site of fierce fighting this weekend. holy williams has more. >> reporter: the syrian rebels are targeting the government's air-bases. this video was posted on-line and claims to show opposition fighters
. but that was last night. cbs news reporter tara mergener with that brif moment of levity - and the >>> well, they got together shared a few laughs but that was last night. cbs news reporter tara mergener with the brief moment of levity and now the return to reality. >> reporter: president obama headed back to the campaign trail to rally supporters and try to sway undecided voters in virginia. he told the crowded george mason university his opponent has a problem with changing positions. >> we have to name this condition that he is going through. [ laughter ] >> i think -- i -- i -- i think it's called romnesia. >> reporter: mitt romney and his running mate paul ryan are focusing on another battleground state florida. thursday night the two presidential candidates got a brief break from campaigning and had a little fun at the alfred e. smith dinner in new york. >> in the spirit of sesame street the president's remarks are brought to you by the letter o and the number 16 trillion. >> reporter: romney also took a swipe at the press. >> and i have already seen early reports from tonight's dinne
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. tonight's face-off between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan is getting a lot more attention than vice presidential debates usually get. the obama campaign is looking to biden to stop the momentum mitt romney has enjoyed since the debate in denver, which governor romney was widely perceived to have won. ryan's job is to keep romney's momentum rolling. today's national gallup poll of likely voters shows governor romney with a slender lead of one point over the president. of course, that's within the margin of error so it's essentially a tie. tonight's debate isality centre college in danville, kentucky. nancy cordes and jan crawford are there. first we'll go to nancy, covering the vice president's campaign. nancy. >> reporter: scorkt the vice president arrived here in kentucky today after self days of intense preparation in his home state of delaware and several people there with him told us the president's weak performance in his own debate didn't so much change the
their respects to slain ambassador chris stevens. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 17, 2012. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm vinita nair. the second presidential debate of campaign 2012 turned out to be a contentious political prize fight. after his passive performance in the first meeting, a clearly fired up president obama pressed the attack against mitt romney. but romney did not back down and the sparks flew. the candidates argued about everything from the economy to foreign affairs as the president worked to make up ground lost following their first meeting. randall pinkston is at the de/* debate site. >> reporter: the "new york times" headline this morning basically sums up what happened last night, rivals bring bare fists to rematch. from beginning to end the candidates clashed on almost everything and somehow managed to answer a few questions from the town hall audience. president obama and mitt romney wasted little time going after each other in the second debate. >> there were a whole bunch of oil companies. >> i had a question and how much -- >> you w
up. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, october 30, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with us. i'm terrell brown. we begin with sandy, no longer a hurricane. she's now a post-tropical cyclone. still doing damage as she moves inland. so far the mega storm has killed 16 people in seven states. an estimated 5.7 million people are without power and it could become one of the most expensive natural disasters in u.s. history, with damages running between $10 and $20 billion. here in new york last night, amateur video caught a massive explosion at con edison substation. the blast knocked out power to tens of thousands in lower manhattan. randall pinkston has more. >> reporter: sandy roared ashore south of atlantic city, new jersey, monday evening, packing sustained wind of 80 mile an hour with gusts over 100 miles an hour. the storm blew out windows and flooded streets up and down the east coast. storm cut electricity to more than 2 million homes and businesses. this is video of a power substation exploding in new york. >> we knew that this was going to be a very danger
the debate hall at lynn university. 15 days before america elects a president and a new cbs news poll out tonight finds 11% of likely voters are uncommitted. that means they haven't made up their minds or they could still change them. they will decide this election. pd it is they who president obama and mitt romney will be trying to win as they debate for ate third and final time tonight. look at how tight this race is: our new poll finds 48% of likely voters support the president, 46% governor romney. and that's within the margin of error, so it essentially a tie. and look at what we found in ohio. one of the swing states that could tip the balance. a month ago a quinnipiac/cbs news poll had the president with a ten-point lead 53% to 43% but tonight governor romney has cut that lead in half with the wresident now leading 50% to 45%. the focus of tonight's debate is foreign policy. we have two reports, first, nancy cordes with the obama campaign. nancy? >> reporter: scott, there is a natural advantage for any incumbent in a debate like this and that is that they have already spent four ye
of the homeless around, step-by-step. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> glor: good evening, i'm jeff glor. hurricane sandy is roughly 400 miles off north carolina tonight threatening up to 60 million on the east coast. here is the latest: 65 people across the caribbean are dead. airlines have canceled more than 6,000 flights. amtrak has canceled all trains along the northeast corridor monday. hundreds of thousands are evacuating coastal areas. ten states have declared a state of emergency. we have a team of correspondents tracking the storm tonight and we begin with our hurricane consultant david bernard at wfor in miami. david, parts of the coast already seeing the effects of sandy. what happens over the next 24 hours? >> reporter: jeff, it's a big storm and when we take a look at the clouds and radar together, they have been getting hammered in eastern north carolina and virginia, with big rains across the coast causing plenty of flooding. that is just the beginning of the rain and just the beginning of the wind. tonight the tropical storm force winds along the co
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> good evening, the boy scouts of america kept files for decades on scout leaders and volunteers who were suspected of sexually abuses boys. the scouts kept the files to prevent molefters from returning to the organization, but often they did not share what they knew with police and prosecutors. the documents paint a picture of serial cover-ups to protect the name of the boy scouts of america. because of a lawsuit, oregon's supreme court ordered the documents released. they became public today and ina werner has our story. >> reporter: the 1200 documents cover incidents from 1965 to 1985. they describe actual or suspected sexual abuls by volunteers or troop leaders. john anderson says he was molested by a scout master beginning in 1976 when he was 14. >> this happened 35 years ago and i did not understand how it affected my behavior. i would say i'm fine. when i first went into counseling, the counselor said how are you dealing with this? i said i'm fine. >> reporter: what did you figure out later? >> they wasn't. that i had all this guilt. they fe
that will decide the election, the president has a bigger lead. in florida, a quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" poll has the president ahead by nine points, 53% to 44%. in ohio he leads governor romney by ten points, 53% to 43%. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john, some republicans are complaining these polls aren't painting an accurate picture. do they have a case? >> reporter: well, they have a case when they remind us that polls are a snapshot in time and that things can change. really what we should look at in polls is the trends and how things are moving over time, the currents. and right now those favor barack obama. the polls are really more like a painting than they are a digital photograph. one of the other complaints is that pollsters are talking to too many democrats. in 2004 democrats said pollsters were talking to too many republicans. it's a standard complaint for the party that the currents are moving against. >> pelley: john, why is there such a difference between the national poll which is essentially a tie and the poll in the battleground states
but she's not going jail. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 12, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. compared to last week's presidential debate last night's faceoff between vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan was like a shoot out at the ok corral. from the get go it was a pull no punches performance by both candidates. they squared off on everything from the economy to foreign affairs. randall good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both candidates came here on a mission. congressman ryan to criticize the obama administration's failures and republican solutions while vice president biden was defending the presidential record and also complaining about the republican plan for the nation. >> i will be very specific -- >> reporter: vice president joe biden wasted no time challenging congressman paul ryan's take on foreign policy. >> with all due respect that's a bunch of malarky. >> reporr: the vice president and ryan clashed over the economy. taxes. and medicare. with the democrat often on the attack. >> they are holding hostage the m
potential victims. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 26, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning hurricane sandy is moving over the bahamas but the entire eastern seaboard of the united states has been put on alert. this mega storm combined with a second weather system coming from the west is expected to impact the entire east coast early next week with dangerous and destructive weather. sandy is blamed for 21 deaths in the caribbean, most of them in cuba and haiti. the storm has weakened somewhat. it's now a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. sandy is expected to grow in size as it moves north. tropical storm conditions are expected along the east coast of florida throughout the day. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: florida is feeling the effects of hurricane sandy. strong winds are whipping the surf into foam. the waves and heavy rain are flooding the streets near miami. the storm is still hundreds of miles away. sandy raged over the bahamas thursday after tearing through cub
to call, though. a cbs news poll of likely voters taken before last night's debate has the president holding on to a two-point lead. but that's within the poll's margin of error. randall pinkston is in boca raton, florida. good morning. >> reporter: it was contentious from the start, mitt romney accusing the president of a series of foreign policy failures, including failure to stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon, failure to bring peace to the middle east, failure to deal more harshly and directly with china. meanwhile, president obama said that romney's foreign policy positions were wrong and at times reckless. this was the third and final debate, and president obama saved his sharpest attacks for the end. >> every time you've offered an opinion, you've been wrong. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> reporter: viewers seemed to respond to the president. a snap poll of the debate says 53% of uncommitted voters believe the president won compared 23% for mitt romney. >> this is a fight for who's going to be the commander in chief of the united states of america and you saw a very
and is dropped by some of his biggest sponsors. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 18, 2012. >>> good morning and thank for joining us. i'm vinita nair. this morning a young bangladesh man is being held without bail ing charged to bomb the federal reserve building here in new york. he was caught by an fbi sting operation. the fbi says he came to the u.s. intent on waging a holy war and was ready to die in the attack. >> reporter: 21-year-old quazi mohammad rezwanul ahsan nafis stood in a manhattan courthouse wednesday hours after he allegedly tried to blow up part of america's financial infrastructure. authorities say nafis wanted to detonate a bomb outside of the federal reserve bank of new york. the building where transactions from the nation's largest banks are processed and where a large reserve of gold is stored. he came to the u.s. on a student visa in january to study cyber security at southeastern missouri state university. authorities say that lasted one semester. the fbi started watching him after he tried setting up a terror cell using an online chat room and face
. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. for us today the most compelling story in the world involves a 14-year-old girl fighting for her life. she held up a light against the darkness of ignorance and now millions around the world are watching to see if she will die for her cause. malala yousafzai was taken today to a british hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the head. a week ago in pakistan a taliban gunman climbed aboard her school bus to assassinate her because of her long campaign to open schools to more girls in that country. we have two reports tonight. elizabeth palmer went to malala's hometown in pakistan. but we're going to begin with charlie d'agata in birmingham, england. charlie? >> reporter: doctors here are just beginning to examine malala scott, but they said this afternoon there's every reason to hope she will make what they called a decent recovery. but her treatment and rehabilitation could take months malala was flown out of pakistan on monday in a specially-equipped air ambulance. she arrived this af
. >> we are here for you. >> pelley: our team of cbs news correspondents will bring you comprehensive coverage of the aftermath of sandy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from breezy point, new york. >> pelley: good evening. we've come here because no community has seen more destruction from hurricane sandy than this. this entire neighborhood, the new york city city observe borof queens, 111 homes destroyed by fire the night the storm hit. we'll have more on this in just a moment, but first, let us give you the big picture in the aftermath of sandy. nearly six million homes and businesses in 13 states are still without electricity tonight. at least 68 deaths are blamed on the storm. insurance companies tell us that well over 34,000 homeowners have put in claims for damage or destruction. in new york city, the sun finally came out today, along with the first sounds of recovery. ( bell ringing ) the stock market opened for the first time this week. buses are back. and there could be some subway service tomorrow. the biggest
. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 29, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the time for preparing is over. hurricane sandy is hitting the east coast and could be one of the most devastating storms to ever hit the u.s. some 50 million people are in its path. the super storm is expected to combine with a winter storm moving in from the east and cold air streaming down from the arctic. sandy is huge. more than 500 miles across. the monster storm is a category 1 hurricane with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour. >> reporter: sandy continues to move up the eastern seaboard, beginning to make a little bit of a turn towards the left. this was expected. it is certainly maintaining its intensity. it may even be getting stronger. pressures are down to 950 millibars. as a meteorologist i can tell you that's a very powerful storm. stronger than any nor'easter that we typically see. the storm will make its way towards the northwest, eventually coming on shore somewhere around the new jersey coastline and because it's coming in perpendicular, this is what we're concern
these very popular tax deductions is possible in a divided congress. wyatt andrews, cbs news, washington. >>> federal health officials are warning that more drugs from a massachusetts pharmacy may be linked to that growing meningitis outbreak. the outbreak is now reported in 15 states. there are 214 cases and 15 patients have died. a steroid manufactured by the new england compounding center has been linked to the outbreak. >>> coming up this morning on the morning news, critical care, a pakistani teenager arrives at a british hospital for treatment after being shot in the end by the taliban. this is the "cbs morning news." the taliban. this is the "cbs morning news." to prove that febreze car vent clips could eliminate the odor. then we brought her family to see if it worked. tell me what you smell. something fresh. a beach. take your blindfolds off. oh! look at all this garbage! febreze car. eliminates odors for continuous freshness, so you can breathe happy. have you tried this yet? save on febreze car and other innovative products with the october 28th p&g brandsaver. i don't have ti
a president. >> we are all in debt. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from hempstead new york. >> pelley: good evening. we're at hofstra university on long island just east of new york city for the second of three debates between president obama and mitt romney. the candidates will take questions from uncommitted voters-- 82 of those voters will be on the stage behind me. can the president use this stage to bounce back from what he admits was a bad night at the first debate. a night that turned out to be a game changer. after that first debate, the race went from dead even to a slight but steady lead for governor romney-- though within the margin of error. but now have a look at this. the latest gallup poll out today shows he has opened a four-point lead over the president, 50% to 46%. that is outside the margin of error. so a small but genuine and growing lead. and this was surprising today. gallup shows that in the tossup states that are likely to tip the balance, romney has cut deeply into one of the president's major strengt
back. linda yee, cbs5 news. >>> he was a popular sixth grade teacher, arrested last wednesday and was out on bail when he was found dead. the alamedacounty sheriff's office is investigating the death as a suicide. >>> an east bay woman is questioning claims that she died in her sleep at the assisted living facility in concord where she lived. the body of the 86-year-old yolanda was found yesterday at a school a few blocks away from the? called julia's home. the family says that they were never told she was missing. inspite of her history of trying to escape, she had been gone for about three hours when she was found. the coroner said that he could have been a factor in her -- that heat could have been a factor in her death. >>> the murder trial of estiban is underway. prosecutors blame a jealous rage for prompting her to kill her former friend. inspite of the evidence, they said that it will not prove that she committed murder. >>> now, the man accused of carrying out a mass shooting in oakland are on hold. the 43-year-old's lawyer is questioning his mental competency. at a he
storm. the true power of sandy comes into focus. >> oh, my god. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 31, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the devastation from superstorm sandy has millions along the east coast wondering when and if their lives will return to normal. >> president obama travels to new jersey to see the destruction firsthand. the mega storm killed 51 people many by falling trees. at one point 8.5 million homes and businesses in 17 states were without power. more than 18,100 flights have been cancelled since the weekend. it will take days before travel returns to normal. estimated property losses is estimated at $20 billion making the storm one of the most expensive disasters in u.s. history. sandy could cost another 10 to 30 billion dollars in lost business. sandy made its impact late monday night and early tuesday morning so when the sun came up yesterday we got a picture of the devastation it left behind. the eastern coastline may never look the same. sandy literally brought the ocean to the door steps of beach fr
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. forecasters are watching two storm systems tonight that are expected to team up and hit the east coast as something of a super storm. one storm is moving in from the west, the other is hurricane sandy, now over the bahamas and heading north, highest sustained winds, 105 miles per hour. this is how the hurricane looks from space. here is what it's doing on earth. flooding streets in haiti, sending waves crashing on to the shore in cuba, and knocking down trees and buildings. where this cuban is walking, a house once stood. sandy is blamed for at least four deaths in the caribbean. meteorologist david bernard is our cbs news hurricane consultant. and, david, where is sandy headed? >> reporter: that's a million-dollar question right now, scott, that everybody wants to know. as you mentioned, let's look at where sandy is right now. it's in the bahamas. it's a powerful category 2 storms with 105-mile-per-hour winds and the thinking is, it's going to kind of scoot parallel to the the east coast through sunday and be east of
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after the debate are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. 56% thought biden would be an effective president if necessary compared with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly, both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden seemed off balanced and strange. the president's team said the debate exposed the risks of electing a romney-ryan ticket. the next presidential debate is tuesday. randall pinkston, cbs news, danville, kentucky. >> if you plan in voting in maryland, d.c. or virginia in the upcoming november election and you haven't registered to vote, you only have a few days left. in virginia you have till monday. maryland tuesday is the last day to register. d.c. it's friday, october 19 and you have to do it in person in d.c. for more on voter registration, go to wusa9.com and look under campaign 2012. >>> another d.c. lawmaker is being accused of ethics violations. it's all related to a bad real estate deal. the washington metropolitan area authority said jim graham allegedly said he wou
of me. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. ee pelley: good evening. in the weeks before his death, u.s. ambassador chris stevens sent the state department several requests for increased encurity for diplomats in libya. stevens and three other beericans were killed this past september 11 in a terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and, in a separate attack that same night on a safe house where the consulate staff had been evacuated. stevens' memos were obtained by the house oversight and government reform committee, which is investigating the attacks, and our sharyl attkisson got ahold of the memos today. >> reporter: ambassador stevens ssrsonally pressed for strengthened security in a series of cables to state department headquarters in washington. on july 9, 2012, stevens sent a request for extension of temporary duty personnel. that refers to a 16-man military temporary security team with expertise in counterterrorism. they were set to leave in august but stevens asked to keep them through mid-september. on august 2, six weeks b
this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 3ith just 33 days to go, the presidential election is suddenly looking a whole lot different than it did 24 hours ago. republican challenger mitt had ey did what he had to do in the first debate to turn his campaign around. have a look at our poll of cocommitted voters. voters who told us before the debate they had not made up their minds or could still change them. after watching the debate, 46% said governor romney won. less than half that thereby, 2%, said president obama won. 32% called it a tie. and look at this-- before the debate, only 30% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. ebter the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whose debate performance has shaken up his campaign. we have reports tonight from our campaign 2012 team, and first, we'll go to nancy cordes, who is whvering the president tonight. nancy. >> reporter: scott
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the dreadful string is broken. for the first time in 44 months the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. the latest jobs numbers from the labor department were surprisingly strong. they show the unemployment rate was 7.8% in september. that is down three tenths of a point from august. the economy created 114,000 jobs and the labor department revised upward the job creation numbers for the previous two months. it now says 181,000 jobs were created in july and 142,000 in august. a total of 86,000 more than first reported. we asked anthony mason to tell us what's behind these improved numbers. >> reporter: in circle pines, minnesota, where dell corps systems makes food package magazines, c.e.o. dale anderson has 160 employees. >> i think the economy has really -- it's picking up. >> reporter: ryan is one of these new workers. after leaving his job in construction, he retrained to become a machinist. >> i chose manufacturing for the reasons that, you know, it's not -- doesn't seem as affected by smal
captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. reporting tonight from los angeles. >> pelley: good evening. people waited outside overnight just for the chance to be inside the supreme court today for the most controversial case of this term. at stake: admission to college for millions of americans for generations to come. a decade ago, the court ruled that race could be used as a factor granting college admissions, but today a new supreme court heard a challenge to that which could change the law of the land on affirmative action. wyatt andrews was in the court today. >> reporter: abigail fisher was denied admission to the university of texas, she says, because of admission policies that favored less-qualified minorities. her simple argument is to stop using skin color in college admission. >> i hope the court rules that a student's race and ethnicity should not be considered when applying to the university of texas. >> reporter: the u.t. entering class is among the most diverse anywhere-- roughly 50% white and 50% minority. by law, the school has to admit
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